Wisconsin Oven –2017 Year in Review
2017 has been a busy year here at Wisconsin Oven. To accommodate increases in equipment sales, we recently acquired a neighboring facility in East Troy, WI. The new facility will provide us with the additional manufacturing and office space needed to grow. This year the employees of Wisconsin Oven have also continued their donation program with United Way giving back to the community throughout the year along with our holiday giving initiatives. As a leading employer in the Walworth county area, it is important for us to pay it forward to those in need in our community.
Continued Expansion in 2017
Wisconsin Oven enjoyed another year of continued growth and expansion in 2017. Equipment sales led to the purchase of an additional facility that adds 130,000 SF and doubles our manufacturing floor space. This new space also adds substantial new office space to help support our continued growth. Throughout the year we shipped a range of equipment including composite curing batch ovens, belt conveyor ovens, sand core dryers, horizontal quench systems, chain conveyor ovens, and draw batch furnaces. This equipment serves a wide variety of industries, such as the automotive, composites, foundry, oil and gas, wind energy, and medical industries.
Another Year of Giving at Wisconsin Oven
For more than a decade, the employees of Wisconsin Oven Corporation have provided Christmas gifts to local children. The East Troy School District supplies us with a Christmas list created by families living in our community and our team of elves, convincingly disguised as employees, purchase and wrap the gifts on the wish lists.
Our continued partnership with the United Way of Walworth County throughout the year resulted in employee donations of $20,000 in 2017, making Wisconsin Oven the largest contributor in the county. To encourage employee participation, any employee who donates at least one dollar per week receives an extra day of vacation and employees donating at least $5 per week receive an entry into a drawing for one week of vacation.
The United Way of Walworth County recently named Wisconsin Oven President and CEO, Dave Strand, as Honorary Campaign Chair for the upcoming year. Dave recently kicked off a giving campaign with a letter to the members that encouraged them to pay it forward this holiday season because “it’s not what you got, it’s what you give”. That kick off letter alone resulted in an unprecedented total donation amount of $15,000.
2018 looks to be an even bigger year for Wisconsin Oven. Check back next month to find out what we have in store for the New Year.